Australian aircraft crews spotted new objects floating in the waters off the western coast of Australia on March 30, and investigators are calling these objects the most ‘promising leads yet’ — but why?
The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 continued on March 30, and managed to turned up fresh potential clues. Excellent weather conditions gave one Australian aircraft crew the opportunity to detect many objects in the water west of Perth. The crew eventually spotted four new objects floating in the water that might be the most promising clues yet to unravel the mystery of the missing aircraft.
Malaysia Flight 370: Search Continues — ‘Most Promising Leads’ Detected
The four orange items of interest, prompted the crew to take photos of the objects. Afterwards, they sent the coordinates marking their location.
Flight Lt. Russell Adams said the crew couldn’t, at this time, determine if the objects were from the airliner, which officials believe went down in the southern Indian Ocean more than two weeks ago, reports CNN.
Russell called the discovery of the four objects one of the “most promising leads” searchers have come across.
The items of interest were more than 2 meters (6.5 feet) long, he said.
Authorities analyzed the images and are in the process of sending a ship to the debris location.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority, who have been some of the lead investigators in this case, stated that the objects picked up by ships on March 29 turned out to be fishing equipment, and other items not related to the missing plane.
Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Search Continues: New Objects Spotted In Indian Ocean
These new objects might bring some added comfort to the friends and family of the 239 passengers who were left without answers in the wake of the plane’s disappearance.
On March 29, a Malaysian official met with families and offered a tiny sliver of hope — a chance at a miracle by saying, “Even hoping against hope, no matter how remote, of course we are praying and we will continue our search for the possible survivors,” said Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysia’s acting transportation minister.
“More than that, I told the families I cannot give them false hope. The best we can do is pray and that we must be sensitive to them that, as long as there is even a remote chance of a survivor, we will pray and do whatever it takes,” Hishammuddin added.
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— Bryant Perkins